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City and County of San Francisco
May 17, 2001

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, May 17, 2001

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Anita Theoharis

Commission Vice President: William W. Fay

Commissioners: Roslyn Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; Cynthia Joe;

Jim Salinas, Sr.

Commission Secretary: Linda D. Avery

 

 

Commission Calendars are available on the Internet at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/planning
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6422

THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT
1660 MISSION STREET, 5TH FLOOR RECEPTION

 

 

 

Commission Meeting Procedures

Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department reception counter at 1660 Mission Street, 5th floor, no later than 5:00 PM the Wednesday (eight days) prior to the scheduled public hearing. Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to: Planning Commission, 1660 Mission Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-2414. Comments received by 11:00 AM on the day of the hearing will be made part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Planning Commission at the public hearing. Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution. For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/correspondence files, submit an original plus 10 copies.

Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge, in court, (1) the adoption or amendment of a general plan, (2) the adoption or amendment of a zoning ordinance, (3) the adoption or amendment of any regulation attached to a specific plan, (4) the adoption, amendment or modification of a development agreement, or (5) the approval of a variance, conditional-use authorization, or any permit, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission, at, or prior to, the public hearing.

Commission action on conditional-uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days. Call (415) 554-5184 for more information. Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 575-6880 for more information. Zoning Administrator action on a variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 10 days of issuance of the written decision.

The Commission has instituted a policy that, in most cases, they will not call an item for consideration after 10:00 PM. If an item is scheduled but not called or introduced prior to 10:00 PM, the Commission may continue the matter to the next available hearing. Items listed on this calendar will not be heard before the stated time.

Cell Phone and/or Sound-Producing Electronic Devices Usage at Hearings

Effective January 21, 2001, the Board of Supervisors amended the Sunshine Ordinance by adding the following provision: The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices (67A.1 Prohibiting the use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices at and during public meetings).

For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Linda D. Avery, Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6407.

Accessible Meeting Policy

Hearings are held at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, fourth floor, San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets. Accessible curbside parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving City Hall are the 42 Downtown Loop, 9 San Bruno and 71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line. Accessible MUNI Metro lines are the J, K, L, M, and N. For more information regarding MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request by contacting Dorothy Jaymes at (415) 558-6403 at least 72 hours prior to a hearing. Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance

Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review.

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall, Administrator, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 409, by phone at (415) 554-7724, by fax at (415) 554-7854 or by E-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us.

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Library and on the City's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.

COMMUNICATIONS

Note: Each item on the Consent or Regular calendar may include the following documents:

1) Planning Department Case Executive Summary

2) Planning Department Case Report

3) Draft Motion or Resolution with Findings and/or Conditions

4) Public Correspondence

These items will be available for review at the Planning Department, 1660 Mission St., 5th floor reception.


1:30 PM _________

ROLL CALL: Commission President: Anita Theoharis

Commission Vice-President: William W. Fay

Commissioners: Roslyn Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; Cynthia Joe;

Jim Salinas, Sr.

A. ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

1. 2001.0147D (NIKITAS: 558-6306)

2645 BAKER STREET - west side between Union and Green Streets; Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 0949. Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 2000/10/19/3483 and 2000/10/19/3487 to demolish a 3-story residence and build a new 4-story two-family home in an RH-2/40-X District.

Preliminary recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.

(Proposed for Continuance to June 14, 2001)

2. 2001.0251D (BORDEN: 558-6321)

2935 PACIFIC AVENUE - south side of Pacific between Baker and Broderick Streets, Lot 27 in Assessor’s Block 976. Staff-initiated Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/12/21/8481 to merge three dwelling units into two units in an RM-2 (Mixed Residential, Moderate Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the building permit application.

(Proposed for Continuance to June 21, 2001)

3. 2000.0173C (LIGHT: 558-6254)

500 FRANCISCO STREET (a.k.a. 401-499 BAY STREET & 501-599 BAY STREET) - north side of Francisco Street between Mason Street and Columbus Avenue; Lot 1 in both Assessor’s Blocks 42 and 43. Request for a Conditional Use Authorization of a planned unit development for approximately 360 affordable housing units, a child care center, a computer learning center, ground level retail, and small scale neighborhood-serving office space in an RM-3 (Residential, Mixed, Medium Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Proposed for Continuance to July 19, 2001)

4. 2001.0261DDDD (WOLOSHYN: 558-6612)

322 28TH AVENUE and 326 28TH AVENUE - east side between California and Clement Streets, Lots 037 and 038 in Assessor’s Block 1406. Requests for four separate Discretionary Reviews (two for each lot) for permits pertaining to the tandem demolition of a single family house and reconstruction of a two-unit, three-story over garage building on each lot (Building Application Nos. 9920290 and 9920291 pertain to 322 28th Avenue, and Application Nos. 9920288 and 9920289 pertain to 326 28th Avenue) in an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.

(Proposed for Continuance to July 12, 2001)

5. 2001.0242C (SANCHEZ: 558-6679)

87 PARNASSUS AVENUE - southeast corner at Cole Street; Lot 022 in Assessor’s Block 1278. Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow the conversion of an existing nonconforming small self-service restaurant to a full-service restaurant as required per Planning Code Section 186.1(c)(3)(A) and defined in Sections 790.91 and 790.90, within an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

PROJECT WITHDRAWN

6. 2000.1061E (WYCKO: 558-5972)

400 Paul Avenue - bounded by Paul Avenue, Third Street, Bayshore Boulevard and railroad spur track, Lot 14 of Assessor's Block 5431A. The proposal is an Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration for the demolition of an existing 40-foot-high warehouse/distribution building, which totals approximately 89,400 gross square feet to be replaced by a newly constructed 65-foot-high structure with 339,300 gross square feet of space for Internet and telecommunication equipment and 155 off-street parking spaces. The proposed facilities would be warehouses for telecommunication switches and operational equipment that provides data services to Internet users. The proposed project is an allowed use within M-1 District and is situated within an Industrial Protection Zone.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 26, 2001)

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

7. Commission Matters

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

8. Director's Announcements

9. Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals

10. (ALUMBAUGH: 558-6601)

Informational Presentation on Planning Department efforts to devise policies and regulations to replace the Interim Controls which are currently in place in all Industrially-Zoned Districts. These Interim Controls will expire on August 5, 2001.

D. REGULAR CALENDAR

11. 2000.0173E (AHMADI: 558-5966)

North Beach Hope IV Housing Redevelopment Project (aka 500 Francisco Street) - Environmental Impact Report Certification. Assessor's Block 42, Lot 1 and Assessor's Block 43, Lot 1. The project is the demolition of 13 three-story buildings containing 229 units of rental public housing units and child care facilities for 38 children, and construction of 14 three- to four-story buildings with 360 units of affordable housing, neighborhood serving ground floor retail and commercial office space, child care facilities for 38 children, and one level of below-grade parking in the Fisherman's Wharf area. The 360 units would include 229 units of rental public housing, and 131 units of rental affordable housing of which 48 would be designated for senior housing. The project would provide 404 independently accessible parking spaces. The site is approximately 200,000 square feet, bordered by Bay Street, Francisco Street, Mason Street and Columbus Avenue. The project would require a Conditional Use Authorization from the Planning Commission to permit planned unit development under Sections 303 and 304 of the Planning Code.

Please Note: The public hearing for this item is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on April 17, 2001. The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of the Final EIR's. However, public comment on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify EIR


12. 2001.0150R (ASSEFA: 558-6625)

20th STREET VACATION (aka 740 VERMONT STREET) - Consideration of a proposal to vacate a portion of 20th Street between Vermont and San Bruno Streets.

Preliminary Recommendation: Finding proposal not in conformity with the General Plan.

13. 2000.527C (CRAWFORD: 558-6358)

1635 CALIFORNIA STREET - south side between Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street, Lot 014 in Assessor’s Block 0646. Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 303, 723.21, 121.2, 723.11 and 121.1 for a nonresidential use exceeding 3,000 square feet in area and for development of a lot exceeding 10,000 square feet in area in the Polk Neighborhood Commercial district. This project is for demolition of an existing single story building, currently used as a parking garage, and construction of a 5 story over basement, 63 foot tall, mixed use building with 15,342 square feet of commercial office or retail space on the first two levels, 10 residential units on the fourth and fifth levels and 56 parking spaces in the basement and on the third level. This project lies within the Polk Neighborhood Commercial District and within the 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

14. 1999.885C (CHIN: 575-6897)

679 - 24th AVENUE - northwest corner at Balboa Street; Lot 012 in Assessor’s Block 1567. Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 209.6 of the Planning Code to install a total of three antennas and a base transceiver station on the existing Pacific Gas & Electric Substation building as part of Sprint's wireless telecommunications network in an RH-2 (Residential, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. As per the Wireless Telecommunications Guidelines, the subject site is a Preference 1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

15. 2000.305C (SMITH: 558-6322)

106-110 West Portal Avenue (a.k.a. 101 VICENTE STREET) - northwest corner at Vicente Street; Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 2988A. Request to amend the existing Conditional Use Authorization for Motion No. 14300 under Planning Code Sections 729.53 and 729.21 to expand an existing Charles Schwab stock brokerage (classified as a Business or Professional Service) into the adjacent ground story storefront and increase the occupied floor area of the use from 2,700 square feet to 3,962 square feet, located in the West Portal Neighborhood Commercial District and 26-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

E. SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

At Approximately 4:00 p.m. the Planning Commission will convene into a Special Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing to hear and act on Discretionary Review matters. Procedures governing Special DR Hearings are as follows: DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. The Project Sponsor is then provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the project are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. At the conclusion, each side (not each person) is provided with 2 minutes for a rebuttal. Those cases that are scheduled on this calendar prior to 4:00 p.m., but have not been called or heard by 4:00 p.m., could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

16. 2001.0253D (JONES: 558-6477)

3868-96 NORIEGA STREET - northeast corner of Noriega Street between 46th and 47th Avenues; Lots 53, 54 and 55 in Assessor's Block 2004. Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Applications: 9927325, 9937326, 9937327 for the demolition of a two-story structure and the construction of three, mixed-use buildings, each containing three residential units (total 9 units) over commercial space in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 10, 2001)

Note: On April 26, 2001, after public testimony the Commission closed the public hearing and continued the matter to May 10, 2001 instructed staff to explore finish materials for each building.

17. 2001.0141D (CABREROS: 558-6169)

1041 LAKE STREET - south side between 11th and 12th Avenues, Lot 043 in Assessor’s Block 1371. Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/09/07/9909 proposing to extend the rear of the building and to construct two additional floors to the existing building (one-story over garage). A second story deck is also proposed within the required rear yard as permitted by the Planning Code. The proposed alteration occurs within the permitted building envelope in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the project.

18. 2001.0426D (FU: 558- 6613)

43 ELLSWORTH STREET - east side between Bernal Heights and Powhattan Boulevards, Lot 029 in Assessor's Block 5625 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/01/24/0487, proposing to remodel the interior space and extend the rear of the building to the minimum rear yard setback in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

19. 2001.0454D (SIROIS: 558-6313)

769-791 CASTRO STREET - east side between Liberty and 21st Streets, Lot 025 in Assessor's Block 3603. Staff-initiated Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/02/20/2498, proposing to merge two dwelling units into one dwelling unit in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the building permit application

5:30 P.M.

F. REGULAR CALENDAR CONTINUED

20. 2001.0348I (BORDEN: 558-6321)

2318 FILLMORE STREET - SMITH-KETTLEWELL EYE RESEARCH INSTITUTE ABBREVIATED INSTITUTIONAL MASTER PLAN - Assessor’s Block 612, Lot 19; 2209 Webster Street, Assessor’s Block 612, Lot 7; 2232 Webster Street, Assessor’s Block 613, Lot 28; 2238 Webster Street, Assessor’s Block 613, Lot 15; 2244 Webster Street, Assessor’s Block 613, Lot 16; 2250-2252 Webster Street, Assessor’s Block 613, Lot 17; 2389 Washington Street, Assessor’s Block 613, Lot 18; and 2472 Clay Street, Assessor’s Block 612, Lot 17 -- The Planning Department received an Abbreviated Institutional Master Plan (Abbreviated IMP) for the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute (SKERI) on January 5, 2001. This Abbreviated IMP applies to SKERI’S properties, located in the Fillmore Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD), the RM-2 (Mixed Residential, Moderate Density) District, and the RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and the 160-F and 40-X Height and Bulk Districts. All of the properties, except 2318 Fillmore, 2232 Webster, and 2472 Clay are in the Webster Street Historic District. Per the requirements of Planning Code Section 304.5, this filing was reported to the members of the Planning Commission at the April 5, 2001 hearing. At that hearing, the Commission directed staff to schedule a hearing for the receipt of public testimony on the Abbreviated IMP for May 17, 2001, due to expressed public interest.

Preliminary Recommendation: No action is required of the Commission. However, the Commission may request additional information of the Institute.

G. PUBLIC COMMENT

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting with one exception. When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the Calendar. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment. In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:

(1) Responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or

(2) Requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or

(3) Directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))

Adjournment:____

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